Sunday – 10.20.13
Online registration is closed. Runners can still register at the Scheels Sport & Health Expo for races that are still open. The Half has very limited openings available. Come early to the expo for the best chance of reserving your spot in this race. Go>
Race Start Time: 8:00 am at Minnesota State University, Mankato Campus Parking Lot. Finish is downtown on Riverfront Drive near the Verizon Wireless Center. Registration Limit: 2,000 participants
The course is certified and USATF sanctioned.
Packet pick-up is recommended at the Scheels Sport & Health Expo. No race day registration.You are allowed, if necessary, to pick up your packet near the start line at the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus from 6:10 am to 7:15 am. on Sunday.
This race is Champion Chip timed by Final Time. Results will be posted on Final Time and on the results page. You can go to Final Time via www.finaltiming.com. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Mankato Free Press on Monday, October 21 for a listing of race results.
Official time for the marathon will be kept until 2:15 pm. Please email the race director if you feel that you will be unable to complete the marathon in this time period.
Download the Mankato Marathon Map
Minnesota Pacers will carry signs to lead groups to the finish line to reach specific goals. Feel free to stop by the Minnesota Pacers booth at the Scheels Sport and Health Expo or at the start line and sign up for free. The Pacers will be handing out pace bands to runners at the expo as well. The Minnesota Pacers Pace Team is comprised of locally talented runners who have been carefully chosen based on their recent successes in marathons. Let them guide you to the finish line on race morning.
Half Marathon pace groups for the following time goals:
Beginning 30 minutes before the race, the official pace team will be lined up at the starting line according to pace. The pacers will make all last minute instructions to their group at the starting line.
Sam Ryder is the MN Pacers Pace Team leader and to email him at email@example.com for any pacer related questions or comments from runners.
Participants are allowed to use headphones and similar devices at this event, but at their own risk. With this said, for the safety of all the participants, we strongly encourage a headphone free environment at this race. Participants safety is Final Stretch’s highest priority when managing a race. Therefore, if you are wearing headphones or similar devices during the event, please turn them off or remove them when coming to an intersection that is monitored by police or course marshals. They are trying to make this event safe for you and need to communicate to all participants valuable information. Thank you for your cooperation in advance for making this event a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT SAFETY AND SECURITY
With the tragic events that occurred in Boston earlier this year, we are taking as many precautionary steps as we can to keep the Mankato Marathon safe for everyone involved. With that, we have a couple of important things for you the participants to note:
1. ALL UNNATTENDED BAGS left anywhere on the grounds will be confiscated.
2. The Runner Bag Drop will be heavily monitored, and all Mayo bags used for the Runner Bag drop are subject to search.
3. ONLY Mayo bags which participants receive at packet pickup will be allowed into the Runner Bag Drop.
4. The Runner Bag Drop is ONLY for 10K, Half and Full Marathon Participants.
We are looking forward to a safe event for everyone!
Overall Awards for Male and Female in the marathon and half marathon will receive a cash prize of the following:
1st Place – $250
2nd Place – $100
3rd Place – $50
Overall winners for the men’s and women’s marathon and half marathon will also receive a trophy, a medal and a Mankato Marathon print. If you are an overall cash prize winner, you are not eligible to receive an age category medal. Overall winners are determined by Gun Time and not by Chip Time.
HALF MARATHON Age Category Awards:
1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place for Males and Females in the following age categories
19 and under
70 and up
Age category winners will receive a medal.
Runners in the Half Marathon will also receive an official race t-shirt at packet pick up and medal when they cross the finish line. Runners must complete the race to receive their shirt and medal.